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General Board / Re: HAHAHAHAH DONE WITH 1L!!!!!!HAHAHAHAHAHA
« on: May 08, 2006, 11:27:42 AM »
I'm still drunk from Friday.  My head hurts.  But school is done, woo hoo!

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General Board / We're almost done with 1L year!
« on: April 27, 2006, 08:54:34 PM »
Wow!  It went by so fast, I can't believe that the *hardest* year is almost over.  After all that hype, it's finally going to be behind us.  And we're all alive!!!  Hopefully...

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Finals
« on: April 27, 2006, 02:11:01 PM »
Nope.  No easements. No covenants.  (and me and many of my classmates wasted time figuring them out and memorizing them)

It was adverse possession, landlord tenant/joint tenants, and future interets.

We had heard that his exams were borderline "unfair" but I don't think anyone expected this.  Oh well.  It's over and done, and I have 3 more to go. :-\

Wow, interesting.

Well, it could have been worse: your exam could have been like the one that was given at Duke, where the only question on the final exam was (assuming this anecdotal story is true), "The words 'if not, then' in the context of the Rule Against Perpetuities. What do you think about that?"

haha

That sounds like my property professor!  Lol, can't wait for that final.

I have a question...has anyone used CALI to prepare for exams?  What do you think about it?  I've had to do CALI lessons for class, but I never considered using CALI for exam prep until today.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Finals
« on: April 27, 2006, 12:05:59 AM »
My property exam tested on about 3 chapters of the book.  We covered about 20.  But I'm not pissed off about it.  Uh uh....  >:(

On to civpro and the oh-so-fun FRCP.  Joy.

Property and then civ pro?  Ouch! 

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1L job search / Re: most coveted 1L summer jobs?
« on: April 12, 2006, 10:22:48 AM »
The lawyers I know say govt. jobs are the best. Biglaw/Midlaw and stuff like that doesn't get your hands dirty. If you work for the DA you'll be shoveling *&^% with your barehands. They like to see a prospect with some govt. experience, it indicates they've actually done some hands on stuff.

Yeah, but making $2k+/week and paying some bills or having some extra $$$ to live off of during the school year is great.  :D

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My advice: date outside the law school.


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General Board / Re: What do most students wear in Law school?
« on: March 18, 2006, 11:49:28 AM »
Most law students dress the way they would in undergrad (at least where I got to school).  Not as slutty, though.  Suits on OCI or oral argument days.

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1L job search / What should I expect from my 1L summer job?
« on: March 07, 2006, 11:49:36 PM »
I'm a little nervous.  I don't know what to expect at my summer job.  Some of my friends say that their summers were spent doing very little work (maybe 5 projects) and having lots of lunches and social events.  They all worked for the same firm, though.  I'm going to a different firm.  Does anyone have any experiences to share? 

Thanks!

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1L job search / Re: Firms in NYC
« on: March 07, 2006, 11:43:15 PM »
Try NALP, too.  It's free.  It doesn't give you the Vault rankings, but the rankings are one of the few things that Vault gives you for free.  NALP has salaries and information for summer associates. 

http://www.nalpdirectory.com/

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General Board / Re: is a JD a masters or a doctorate degree?
« on: February 26, 2006, 01:26:50 PM »
a JD is simply a different type of degree, consisting of the requirement of 2 or 4 years of undergrad (depending upon the state requirements) and the 3 year (or 4 yr part time or whatever length of time required by the particular school) for the JD degree. Some say it is an undergrad degree, others say it is a graduate degree.

A Masters degree is traditionally considered as a 5 year degree, 4 years of undergrad and 1 year of graduate school. However, I notice that some online schools offer a two year master's degree without the undergrad requirements.

A PhD is generally considered as the next step up from the Masters, and to my knowledge, is the highest degree attainable at this time. It is the actual Doctorate's degree, whereas the Juris Doctor (Doctor of Jurisprudence) is not an actual Doctorate.

The Master of Laws, LLM, and LLD, Doctor of Laws (which is generally a foreign degree) and the JSD, the actual Doctorates, can be acquired only after the JD. However, some of the law schools now offer identical Masters of Law degrees available without the JD.
 

The LLB, Bachelor of Laws, is now generally a foreign degree, however there are a very few US Law schools which still offer the program. Interestingly, some of the SC Justices of recent years had only LLBs.

This is the correct response.  A J.D. is NOT a doctorate, and our career services office made it a point to make sure that we were aware of this. 

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